Returning to the Scene of the Crime

Someone came and reported to them, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple complex and teaching the people.” Acts 5:25 HCSB

My wife and I enjoy watching mysteries and we both try to be the first one to figure out which person is guilty of the crime. There was a show we watched recently in which the detective tricked the criminal into returning the crime scene to find something he thought would implement her in the crime. Returning to the scene of the crime is not usually a very good idea.

Peter and John had been arrested for teaching in the temple complex. An angel of the Lord had released them from prison and instructed them to return to the temple complex and continue teaching the Good News of Jesus Christ. Most of us would have been afraid to return because of the risk of being arrested and thrown into prison again, but Peter and John boldly returned to the temple complex and began teaching the people just as they had previously, knowing that they risked being arrested again. They were determined to do what the angel had instructed them to do and to preach the gospel.

Challenge: Would it not be wonderful if all believers were as bold as Peter and John about proclaiming the saving message of Jesus Christ? Do not be afraid to take a stand for Christ at school, at home, and in your work place. Be determined and don’t let any obstacles keep you from doing what you know God has called you to do.

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